Outdoors briefs

Posted: Friday, June 08, 2001

Education on bears offered

Terry Rude, a ranger for the Alaska State Parks, will conduct a program on area bears and what to do and what not to do when bears are sighted. He also will discuss how to take care of food and campsites to prevent the invasion of bears. The discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in Captain Cook State Recreation Area, near Discovery Campground site No. 15 at the end of the Kenai Spur Highway. Participants are asked not to bring animals.

Muzzle-loader class offered

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a two-day a muzzle-loader certification class Aug. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building and Snowshoe Gun Club. The cost is $20 and is limited to 20 participants. To register, call 262-9368.

Tour historic Kasilof

Join teacher-historian Terri Carter to learn about early Native life on the Kenai Peninsula, see the first cannery and visit the Victor Holm cabin on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kasilof Mercantile.

All proceeds go to the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's land conservation work. Call 235-5263 for more information.

Denali Park on the Web

The National Park Service and Denali National Park and Preserve have launched two upgraded Web sites designed to provide essential information for visitors to the park.

They can be found at www.nps.gov/dena/home and www.denalinationalpark.com. For additional information call 1-800-276-7234.

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